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Table 2 Descriptive statistics of the environmental factors

From: Determinants of Technical Efficiency in Public Hospitals: The Case of Saudi Arabia

Variable Mean Std. Dev. Quartiles
25% 50% (Median) 75%
Population of catchment area (n) 72,629 71,474 26,865 56,528 89,036
Saudi (%) 90.7 6.05 87.53 91.81 95.62
Non-Saudi (%) 9.3 6.05 4.38 8.19 12.47
Male (%) 44.2 7.6 41.05 44.77 49.51
Female (%) 55.8 7.6 50.49 55.23 58.95
Children 0–5 years (%) 7.0 7.12 2.20 4.34 8.44
Children > 5–15 years (%) 6.9 3.39 4.22 6.65 8.48
Adults > 15–45 years (%) 27.8 14.14 18.68 25.36 38.43
Adults > 45–65 years (%) 37.0 12.97 28.21 38.82 44.49
Elderly > 65 years (%) 20.5 9.89 12.20 19.13 27.39
Infectious disease (%) 17.6 14.40 3366 8362 16,707
Chronic disease cases (%) 82.4 14.40 27,996 47,119 91,789
Antimicrobial prescriptions (n) 480,160 678,679 45,200 156,484 597,543
Chronic-meds prescriptions (n) 1,206,603 1,695,256 94,652 326,030 1,790,810
POP Financial Hardship (n) 813 1232 215 510 943
POP social-economic supp. (n) 45,954.5 6428.9 1198 2206 4249